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Posing Beauty in Ontario, Canada

(Wish I could be there but I need to renew my passport. I’ve been dying to get to Toronto so I’ll surely go before it closes.)
Deborah Willis presents Posing Beauty

January 16 – May 9, 2010, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Ontario
Opening: Sunday, January 31st, 2-4pm, Opening remarks 2:30pm

Curator’s talk: Thursday, Feb 11th, 6:30pm
Art Gallery of [...]

Brooklyn Influence: A Great Day in Brooklyn

A Great Day in Brooklyn
On view September 27 – November 7, 2009
Opening Reception: Sunday, September 27, 2009 4:00-6:00PM
“Brooklyn Influence” commemorates the one year anniversary of “A Great Day in Brooklyn” and “Another Great Day in Brooklyn”, organized in June 2008 by Brooklyn-based community arts organization DOPE SWAN. Featuring the work of renowned documentarian Jamel [...]

Posing Beauty @ NYU

**Media are invited to the opening reception and book signing on October 8, 2009 from 6-8 p.m.**
NYU Photography & Imaging Department Announces The Opening of
Posing Beauty
Exhibition Dates: September 1st, 2009 through October 18th, 2009
The exhibition will be on view in the Gulf + Western Gallery and in the 8th floor gallery of the [...]


For a photographic re-creation of the historical 1968 Sanitation Worker’s Strike to be held at MoCADA prior to its Opening Reception for its timely and provocative exhibition:


Photograph to be taken by critically acclaimed photographer, Chester Higgins, Jr.

80 Hanson Place, (corner of South Portland)
Thursday, September 25th 5:30pm-8pm
Brooklyn, New York 11217

I [...]

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  • CARLAGIRL PHOTO was founded on 14 February 1999 by Carla Willliams, a photographer, writer, and editor, born, raised and heading back to (yea!) Los Angeles, California.

    It was established with two goals: to be able to make my own work widely available for free, and to make accessible my research about artists of the African Diaspora, especially photographers, and in particular women. As it developed it grew to also include GLBTQ artists.

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    • Taking a Break November 11, 2011
      Site visitors will probably notice that I haven’t updated here frequently. I am taking a break from my site(s) for at least the summer. I’ve been working in this field for 25 years and I’m burned out on photography and art, the site(s) are in need of major updates/ revamping/ retooling, social media is exhausting, [...] […]
    • A New Mission for Aperture? November 11, 2011
    • Mambu Badu’s Inaugural Magazine November 11, 2011
      Danielle was briefly a contributor to this site; I am very excited to hear about her latest venture, the collective and now journal Mambu Badu “that seek to find, expose, and nurture emerging female photographers of African descent.”  Congrats, Danielle! As you may (or may not) know, last fall, I co-founded Mambu Badu, a photography collective […]

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